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August 2011 Updates 
Featured Presentation

What Can We Learn about Quality from the Hubble Experience?
Dr. Kevin Thompson, Synopsys

Technology has come to one of many cliffs. Too often, massively complex constructions are brought down by an event that is lost in the minutia. Case in point, the initial failure of the Hubble Space Telescope. Through a series of what appeared to be defensive steps, a complete failure was inadvertently created. What has been clearly taught over the last 30 years is that it is not effective to perform your contribution perfectly; you must defend your contribution from potential attack. You must chose to climb to the top of the cliff that appears at the beginning of the project to a higher ground, not be swept to your demise over the cliff at the end of the path that is not yet seen in the rush to complete. But, which of the cliffs that you see ahead, or to the side, do you chose to climb and how? This talk will point to how to choose where to put extra effort and it is left to you to determine how best to make the ascent.


Curriculum

The following new and updated courses are now available. Visit Members Only with your SolvNet ID and password to download.

Full Semester Courses:
Introduction to Electronic Circuits - New!
Introduction to Semiconductor Devices- New!
Methods of Mathematical Physics - New!
IC Simulation Theory - Update!
I/O Design - Update!


Articles

Correction to the Schenk Model of Band-to-Band Tunneling in Silicon Applied to the Simulation of Nanowire Tunneling Transistors
Alexander Heigl, Andreas Schenk, & Gerhard Wachutka

2D Simulation of Gate Currents in MOSFETs: Comparison between S-Device and the Quantum Mechanical Simulator GreenSolver
Andreas Schenk & Mathieu M. Luisier

Datacenter-Scale Network Research on FPGAs
Zhangxi Tan, Krste Asanovic, & David Patterson

RAMP Gold: An FPGA-based Architecture Simulator for Multiprocessors
Various Authors



Events

ISOCC 2011
November 17-18, 2011
Jeju, Korea

ISDRS 2011 (International Semiconductor Device Research Symposium
December 7-9, 2011
College Park, Maryland

ICECS 2011 (IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems)
December 11-14, 2011
Beirut, Lebanon




Call for Papers

ISDRS 2011
Due By: September 7, 2011

IEDEC 2012
Due By: September 23, 2011

ISQED 2012
Due By: September 26, 2011

DAC 2012
Due By: October 15, 2011

EWME 2012
Due By: January 15, 2012


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